Four-time major golf champion Rory McIlroy is selling his spacious Florida waterfront home for $12.9 million (R160 million), according to the PGA Tour.
The 13-time PGA TOUR victor and four-time major victor made the stunning admission in an interview with The Telegraph. "But I've got a bit of an irregularity with my heart that I have to keep on top of", he told The Telegraph in a recent interview.
He says he'll get an electrocardiogram every six months and an MRI once per year.
Rory McIlroy said a viral infection he contracted 18 months ago in China has led to damage to his heart.
He didn't sound overly concerned about the condition, describing it as an "irregularity" that he needs to "stay on top of". "Hey, I was planning on doing that anyway".
"The rib's fine, no problems whatsoever", he added.
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He played down the issue in an Instagram post on Saturday.
Contending the world rankings mean little to him, McIlroy, No. 11 after a winless 2017, nevertheless has that preeminent spot in his sights as he gets ready for what he believes will be a stellar rebound season.
McIlroy made the admission in an exclusive interview with The Telegraph. "And I will give myself the best chances this season". Like anything, the deeper you dig the more likely you are to find something.
"It's really not that big of a deal and nothing to worry about, apart from getting an annual check up, like you should do anyway". I just don't feel that now.
The former world number one, who has four majors on his CV already, has made it clear that he is fully fit and raring to go after failing to win a tournament anywhere in the world a year ago.
The Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship, and and event he is yet to win after previously finishing runner-up, will be the first of eight events for the Florida-based McIlroy leading up to April's Masters at Augusta National.